Professional Development

Potomac Association of
Cooperative Teachers Inc.

2019-20 PACT Professional Development Days


  Fall 2019 - Wednesday, October 23   -  First Christian Church, Falls, Church, VA                                                                                                                                                      

   Spring 2020 - Thursday, March 26 -  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville,  MD  

Overview: PACT hosts two Professional Development Days each school year.  At the Fall PACT Professional Development Day, participants choose two workshops from a varied selection of topics. Each session lasts two hours.  The Spring PACT Professional Development Day features a well-known guest speaker whose three-hour presentation focuses on a topic of interest in early childhood education. 

Fall schedule:

         8:45 - 9:05 Registration, refreshments, displays and exhibits
         9:05 - 9:15 Business Meeting
         9:15 - 11:15 First workshop session
         11:15 - 11:45 Break, light lunch is served
         11:45 - 1:45 Second workshop session 

Spring schedule:

        9:00 - 9:30 Registration, refreshments, displays and exhibits
        9:30 - 9:45 Business meeting
        9:45 - 11:15 Guest speaker, first half of presentation
        11:15 - 11:45 Break, light lunch is served                                                                                            .       11:45 - 1:15 Guest speaker, second half of presentation

Credit Hours: Participants will earn 4 Core of Knowledge training hours in early childhood education at the Fall  Professional Development Day, and 3 Core of Knowledge training hours at the Spring Professional Development Day. In accordance with MSDE regulations, attendees must complete and hand in their evaluation and assessment forms before receiving their training certificate. Personalized certificates will be available at the conclusion of the Professional Development Day presentation, also in compliance with MSDE regulations. 

Workshops: Fall 2019 PDD workshop choices are listed in the Fall Newsletter. 

MSDE Approval # for Fall PDD - CWO-157784   

Exhibitors: Exhibitors display a variety of educational materials. A resource table is also available for members to share information. If you would like to exhibit your educational materials, e-mail

 If you would like to present a workshop at a future PACT Professional Development Day, please complete the Presenter's Proposal Form and send to Doreen Bunten  or  Scott Mitchell